If you’re looking for vacation spots, decorators, doctors, party planners, home maintenance workers, babysitters or anything related to your busy job as a parent, it can be tedious to find the perfect fit for your situation with so many options in a basic search. Fortunately, some entreprenurial moms came up with Momstamp.com to help make networking your family needs more effective, with ideas and recommendations from around the country. This is a new social platform which is, as they describe it, “Angie’s List and Yelp meets Facebook.”
Founders Paulette Light, Staci Miller and Julie Hermelin are all based in Los Angeles, and attest that they created Momstamp with a vision to help parents everywhere with all stages of their children’s lives.
Staci Miller explained in a company press release: “Moving through each milestone in our families’ lives – from decorating a baby’s first nursery, to finding summer camps, to managing our children’s doctors, to remodeling a kitchen – can be both exciting and very overwhelming. Having the support and recommendations of your friend community is very powerful.”
And Paulette Light says: “Momstamp provides a technology solution to what we do every day – get recommendations from our friends. We knew there had to be a better answer than unorganized mass emails, lost sticky-notes, or buried Facebook posts. Momstamp provides structure, ease, and convenience around word of mouth recommendations.”
Here is some more info from the press release:
The goal of Momstamp is to make parents’ lives easier. Parents are able to search, organize, and save the names of recommended service providers quickly and efficiently. Imagine getting plumber, pediatric dentist, and math tutor recommendations not from strangers you know little about, but from your friends, or your friend’s friends. Those recommendations are truly invaluable.
Momstamp was created by three moms with ten kids between them and all with equally impressive resumes. Having graduated from Columbia, Harvard and with an MBA from Wharton, Paulette Light was featured in Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive and on the Katie Couric Show. Staci Miller a graduate from The Wharton School of Business and with an MBA from Harvard Business School, was the VP of Operations & Strategy at Warner Brothers Online, overseeing design, project management, engineering, and advertising sales for the studio’s online business. Julie Hermelin is an expert in content and branding in the parent space and is an acclaimed director, producer and writer. She created the brand launch for The Mother Company and recently directed the Ms. Foundation’s Gloria Steinem special.
Momstamp has some industry heavy hitters behind the site, Brian Lee, CEO of The Honest Company and Managing Partner Bam Ventures, Adam Miller, CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, and artists Shepard and Amanda Fairey are among the backers.
Find out more about the network and create your own account at Momstamp.com